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2022 Dec 02

Medicine (Baltimore)



Acupuncture for treating chronic spinal pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.


Li X, Han X, Li K
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Dec 02; 101(48):e32131.
PMID: 36482524.


Chronic spinal pain is one of the most leading causes of disability among adults worldwide and is associated with significant health care use. The effect of acupuncture on chronic spinal pain seems controversial based on evidence-based perspective. Thus, we performed a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of chronic spinal pain.